UPDATE: Fran Drescher is giving a talk show a whirl. Vulture confirms the actress has signed a deal for a syndicated daytime talk show to air on Fox-owned TV stations, starting right after Thanksgiving. The former ‘Nanny’ hinted in May that she was shopping around a new show.
Beginning November 26th, the L.A.-based chatfest will be tested in select markets for three weeks, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Phoenix. If viewers take to the series, described as something like ‘Ellen’ infused with a current events theme a la ‘The View,’ then the production company hopes to launch ‘Fran’ nationally.
Oh my gawd, you guyz … Do you love the sound of nails on a chalkboard? No? Then look out.
Fran Drescher might be getting a talk show. At least if you believe her Twitter account, skillfully decoded by The Wrap Sunday night.
In between gushing over mouthfuls of peach cobbler, missing her BF and the dog, getting ready for a cancer event, and spelling poorly, Drescher let it drop, by the way, that she is also–take a breath–doing a ‘summer talk show.’
“OMG I ate peach cobler w hm made vanilla ice crm. 2moro got2 b redy @9:30am 4cancer event. Thn hm. Mis BF &dog. I’m doin a sumer tlk shw BTW”
It was previously reported that Drescher was in talks with both MSNBC and Fox News for a chatty program of sorts. “A lot of my fans watch Fox News,” according to Fran.
The Wrap speculates Oprah’s OWN network could also be a contender, as it is desperate to line-up programs to fill all that airtime when it launches early next year.
Who knew so many people were so frantic for Fran? Well, she certainly seems to have the gift of gab, even with that voice.